Sometimes It Lasts

Abbi Glines. Simon Pulse, $9.99 trade paper (288p) ISBN 978-1-4814-0670-3
Small-town girl Eva and bad-boy Cage (previously seen in While It Lasts) make a steamy duo in this addition to Glines’s Sea Breeze series, which offers little unexpected, but plenty of explicit sex, yearning, and misconstrued signals. Eva has already been through a lot, having lost both her mother and her first serious boyfriend, Josh. When she meets Cage, a talented baseball player with a wild side, she’s surprised that she falls so hard for him, and so fast. She’s sure Cage is the one for her, until her father is diagnosed with terminal cancer, and Cage, away at college on a baseball scholarship, turns up in compromising photos. Devastated, Eva finds comfort with Josh’s twin brother, Jeremy, even as Cage vows to win her back. It’s clear from the beginning where this relationship is headed; the writing is often overdramatized and clichéd, the many sex scenes full of flicked nipples, invading tongues, and wet panties. It’ll fit the bill for those looking for a quick, raunchy read, but anyone seeking a story with real legs should look elsewhere. Ages 16–up. Agent: Jane Dystel, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/14/2014
Release date: 06/03/2014
Genre: Children's
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